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. michael eric dyson and donna genteel-o'donnell on the political fallout. howard dean on chris christie's big decision on the obama care exchange. and apple's ceo breaks big news to nbc's brian williams. >> next year, we will do one of our existing mac lines in the united states. >> tonight, a story of economic patriotism in an era of bain capital with e.j. dionne. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. the reality start to set in on members of the republican party. republican senator jim demint of south carolina is leaving kplil capitol hill to become president of the heritage foundation. don't cry for demint. the out-going president of the heritage foundation made $1.1 million according to 2010 tax filings. demint will do just fine. it's not just about the money. the senator realizes he could be more effective for the conservative movement if he's not attached to the dysfunctional party known as the republican party. in a statement, demint said "i'm leaving the senate now but i'm not leaving the fight. i've decided to join the heritage foundation at a time when
on today's tragic events. i'll talk with msnbc political analyst michael eric dyson and congressman keith ellison of minnesota when we return. stay with us. ♪ >>> welcome back to continuing coverage of the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. people have packed churches in newtown, connecticut tonight in memory of the children and the adults killed at sandy hook elementary school. we continue to follow late-breaking developments here tonight. police and fbi agents are still on the scene at this hour. the gunman shot 20 children and seven adults in newtown before 10:00 this morning. school is supposed to be a safe place. the massacre at columbine high school should have been a wake-up call. but shootings on school campuses have increased over the past 13 years. this february a teenager fired into a cafeteria in chadron, ohio. this morning's shooting is one of many horrible tragedies. these are the worst in our history, and all of them have happened since columbine. a man gunned down 32 students at virginia tech back in 2007. a teen took a gun to school and killed nine people in minnesota. te
. that does it for "the cycle." we're on break next week. michael eric dyson is now in for martin. michael eric dyson, what you got to say? >> i say that which you promote is just wonderful. >> happy holidays. >> happy holidays to all of you. thanks, guys, and good afternoon. i'm professor michael eric dyson in for martin bashir on this very busy friday, december the 21st. today speaker boehner lost his way. the president chose his man. and the nra, well, the nra turned tragedy into an opportunity of the worst kind. >> nra has blood on its hands. >> the media demonized lawful gun owners. vicious, violent video games. we have blood-soaked films out there, a thousand music videos, the media. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. politicians have no business and no authority denying us the right, the ability, and the moral imperative to protect ourselves and our loved ones from harm. i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. this is the time, this is th
michael eric dyson. >> good sunday morning on a very difficult day for a small town in connecticut and for the entire country as we all grieve over the loss of life at sandy hook elementary. this morning we're getting a first look at the names and faces of some of the victims, 20 school children, eight boys, 12 girls, all first graders, and the six adults who died trying to protect them. including the heart breaking video of ana marquez-green singing a hymn with her brother last summer. ♪ >> president obama will travel to newtown this afternoon to console the victim's families and to attend a community vigil. this headlines sums up where we are nearly 48 hours after the shooting, wrenching detailing but few answers. we want to start with nbc correspondent pete williams about what we are learning about the investigation. do we know more about why it happened? >> i don't think we can ever get a satisfactory answer, there is no satisfactory answer to such a heinous act. there's some evidence at his mother's house, they have a commuter there and they're analyzing that to see what the
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panel today. joining me is msnbc contributor and georgetown university professor michael eric dyson. salon.com's irene carmon, and white house correspondent for the huffington post, and the daily show co-creator and author lynn winstead. we are just one week after the tragic shooting in connecticut, and the executive vice president of the nra has now broken his silence. he says it's the good guys against the bad guys, and everyone should have a gun. i disagree. if you look today at the speech that we showed just earlier here on msnbc, it's the first time since the newtown mass murder that the nra has spoken out in a speech that brought out the protesters. >> see there? several protesters interrupting. the nra did not focus on regulating semiautomatic weapons in this address, an address i think can only be described as combative. wayne la pierre attacked the press, the game and movie industry, and unnamed politicians for basically getting this story wrong, and he issued a range of criticisms. he staked out his organization's solution to this problem. ultimately as more guns. >> the o
michael eric dyson. and the president president president. -- president of the american federation of teachers randi weingarten. >>> from nbc news in washington, this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good sunday morning on a very difficult day for a small town in connecticut and for the entire country as we all grieve over the loss of life at sandy hook elementary. this morning we're getting a first look at the names and faces of some of the victims. 20 schoolchildren, eight boys, 12 girls, all first graders, and the six adults who died trying to protect them, including this heartbreaking video of a 6-year-old, anna marquez green, singing a hymn with her brother last summer. ♪ >> president obama will travel to newtown this afternoon to console victims' families and attend a community vigil. "the washington post" headline this morning sums up where we are nearly 48 hours after the shooting. wrenching details but few answers. that's where we want to start this special hour this morning with pete williams on what more we are learning about this investigation. and, pete, d
analyst professor michael eric dyson. david, can i start with you? the president began with, o come all ye faithful, and now we have speaker boehner singing in the bleak winter. how far does the president have to go to give boehner something that helps boehner go to his caucus and say let's just do our deal. >> you want someone to be singing "i'll be home for christmas." >> there you go. >> first, it's nice to see you in d.c. >> it's a great pleasure. >> we have this little bubble of optimism in the conventional media the past few days. although they're talking, they're not saying much, there must be progress, but we still have a fundamental divide here. the president says rates have to go up. he doesn't want to trade the debt ceiling for anything. he thinks that should be separate. and boehner put out a proposal saying we'll raise invest knews but we're going to lower rates. won't specify, as you noted earlier. there seems to be in the staff level at least not much progress, any progress, being made. i have to believe the fundamental dynamic is still the same, that boehner is going to hav
with susan rice. >> chuck, thanks so much. john alter is here with me, including professor michael eric dyson and ari melber. john, she was bullied, wasn't she? >> she was bullied, but we shouldn't pretend that just because this was, you know, an irresponsible level of opposition that it's somehow unprecedented in american history. there are many examples going back over many administrations of nominees, sometimes after the point at which the president has named them, who for whatever reason were not politically acceptable to the u.s. senate, and they do constitutionally have the right to advise and consent on nominations. so they do have a constitutional role here to play, and whether they think she was the right choice for secretary of state is relevant. i'm not saying that to defend them driving her out of this consideration. i think it was shameless. i think to blame her for benghazi was ridiculous. but we should understand this in a context. this is not something that just started with fox news. there are many such nominees who have foundered in the past. >> yes, indeed. ari melber, what
in new york city, the golden strip, michael eric dyson, host of nbc, melissa harris perry from the nation, and ari melbourne, columnist for the washington post and msnbc contributor jonathan capehart. this is, unfortunately, something that is tha has happened a number of times this year. an ongoing national nightmare, these shootings that take place. i guess my first question is an unfolding situation. certainly we are getting more details there. there may be more bodies in the school. we don't know yet. melissa, i go to you first as a mother when you hear about this, and, you know, the ages of these children here. we're talking about an elementary school. it is a moment, obviously, for self-reflection, but also a sense that when is enough going to be enough in terms of violence in this country? >> we have to be careful because this is an unfolding event. we don't know what all the stories are, but essential as a parent -- but not just as a parent. for every one of us who sends, you know, our mom off for the day or our spouse off or our kids, you know, this idea that we live in such a con
. professor michael eric dyson of georgetown university joins us. hogan gidley, former communications director for rick santorum, and mike viqueira who is live at the capitol for us. before we get to our first question, there's been some breaking news. first, the "hartford courant" citing the medical examiner is reporting that nancy lanza, mother of the newtown gunman, died from four gunshot wounds to the head and that she was probably asleep at the time of her death. meantime, we now have a statement from the nra. the group is breaking their silence, they say, and i'm quoting, the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. if i might begin with professor dyson, do you believe this claim from the nra, sir? >> well, we'll see if it turns out to be true. let's argue in good faith. let's negotiate in good faith. let's assume they're willing to do something. such a statement of course is a sign of progress. it's a sign that everybody realizes that all parties to this must come together, must converge around a common interest, and that is to protec
you very much. that's "the ed show" i'm michael eric dyson in for ed schultz. "the rachel maddow show starts now. ezra klein is filling in for rachel tonight. >> thank you, michael. thank you to you at home for sticking around for the next hour. rachel has the night off but we have big news out of washington, where nothing is happening. the house is not in session, and as of this moment has no plans to be in session for the end of the year. nothing is stirring, not even harry reid. yes, i'm still in the christmas spirit. the president meanwhile is in hawaii and won't be returning until tomorrow. now, normally nothing happening would not be big news in washington. nothing happening is kind of the status quo in washington. getting nothing done is to our political system as saying great is to tony the tiger. it's just kind of what we do now. right now, this week, nothing happening is huge news. the reason is that usually when washington doesn't do anything nothing happens. you do nothing, nothing happens. that's how it goes. in fact that's why people call it doing nothing. after you do i
as well. >> i'm going to be taking a few days off next week. you bet, my friend. michael eric dyson will be doing the show. we'll be having a wonderful christmas at the schultz household. my wife wendy has finished her chemotherapy. she is on the road to recovery, or should i say she is cured. we are so thankful. it's been a rough six months. but we are together, and that is the main thing. this is "the ed show" for for this year. i'm ed schultz. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. >> a merry, merry, merry, merry christmas to you. you guys have had a hell of a year. >> thanks, rachel. you have a merry christmas. >> thank you. and thanks to you at home for joining us tonight. ahead of this holiday weekend, on a day when the world of news didn't slow down for the holiday weekend, it rather decided to spin on its axis at about three times its normal rate. god grant me the serenity to accept the things i cannot change, the courage to change the things i can, and the wisdom to know the difference. that of course is the serenity prayer, or one well-known version of it, at least, an
right now. >>> good evening, americans, welcome to the ed show. i'm michael eric dyson in for ed schultz. the president cuts his vacation short to come back to washington, d.c., meanwhile, house republicans are literally phoning it in, this is the ed show, and as ed would say, let's get to work. >> this is something within our capacity to solve. it doesn't take that much work, we just have to do the right thing. >> six days away from the fiscal cliff and there are real consequences to millions of americans if no deal is cut. congressman elijah cummings and ryan grim of the huffington post are here with the latest. a tea party giant stages a coupe with his own office. the details on dick armey's hostile takeover. the nra is catching heat from all directions. >> i don't think the nra is listening, i don't think they understand. >> georgetown university law professor, david cole on the growing drumbeat against the nra. >>> six days until the price of milk shoots up to $8 a gallon. why house republicans are take ing america to the dairy cliff. >>> and civil liberty groups take on torture in
. >>> good evening, americans, welcome to "the ed show." i'm michael eric dyson in for ed schultz. the president of the united states just told congress they have to get to work. so as ed would say, let's get to work. >> the american people are watching what we do here. obviously, their patience is already thin. this is deja vu all over again. >> we're in the home stretch for the fiscal cliff, but is there still hope? senator sheldon whitehouse and representative january schakowsky a lot of the latest on today's high-stakes meeting at the white house. and robert reich on the sad shame of this year's do-nothing congress. the gun violence continues in chicago. tonight, the reverend jesse jackson on the city's grim milestone of 500 homicides in one year. and it's nearly 2013, but attitudes on race remain two centuries behind. >> the way i look at it, it's freedom of speech. >> the reverend marcia dyson, and the president of the national urban league on the fresh bigotry of supposed post-racial america. >>> with three days left before the start of the new year, it's put up or shut up
for know to 622639. we'll bring you the results later on in the show. joining me now is michael eric dyson. doctor, good to have you here with us tonight. >> thank you, sir. >> i'm going to be harsh on lawmakers. their number one goal is to get re-elected but is this moment in time when they might forget re-election and do what is really right because this is what the country wants? >> i hope so and pray for it, ed. finally people who have been ardent supporters and advocates for the second amendment get some commonsense. you don't need strips, drips, and drums of that high capacity to go out and hunt. there's no justification on earth for us to be able to retain this kind of assault weaponry in defense of our second amendment right and ostensibly for the purposes of hunting. you've put on the table some conservative republicans and some democrats that have been receiving great grades from the nra have are come to their senses. the nra must not be allowed to be a shadow government. we've allowed them to be able to gain our connections as citizens who are card-carrying defenders of the cons
buzz feeds zeke miller. politico's maggie and georgetown university professor michael eric dyson. irene carmone of salon. new year's resolution important congress, kick the habit of procrastinating. >> coming up against a hard deadline here and as i said, this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> that was senator mitch mcconnell reflecting on why congress has done so little in those 514 days since it passed the bunt control act. that legislation, of course, machine dated those automatic arbitrary spending cuts supposed to motivate congress tone act some kind of comprehensive budget reform. it hasn't worked out had a way. we are now four days away if the fiscal curb. this is the first time all of the congressional leaders met with the president since november 16 in a post-election session. and new this morning, cnbc's john heart swood reporting a mini deal could be in the works. without it like a 60 to 90-day deal and include some tax raises basically for those making about $400 $400,000 or more. this morning a few senators in both parties struck a hopeful tone about the m
a for yes, text b for now. we'll bring you the results later on in the show. joining me now is michael eric dyson, msnbc political analyst and professional at georgetown, university. doctor, good to have you with us. >> thank you, sir. >> will we finally see changes? i'm going to be harsh on lawmakers. their number one concern is goating reelected. is this that moment in time they're focused on doing what's right? >> i think so. i hope so. and i pray so, ed. think this is a convergence of a historic period in time where finally, people who have been ardent supporters and advocates for the second amendment get some common sense. that you don't need clips, strips and drums of the magnitude you talked about, of that high a capacity to go out and hunt. there's no justification on earth for us to be able to retain this kind of assault weapon ri in defense of our second amendment rights and, ostensib ostensibly, for the purposes of hunting. so with that put on the table, and even as you've shown, some conservative republicans and some democrats who have been receiving great grade from the nra hav
, thank you so much. that's "the ed show." i'm michael eric dyson in for ed schultz. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. ezra klein is filling in for rachel tonight. not django. good evening, ezra. >> good evening, michael. thank you very much. and thank you to you at home for sticking around for the next hour. rachel has a well-deserved night off. but today on the senate there was a rare sighting on the senate floor. especially around this time of year. right now the senate is usually a bit of a desolate place, but today at exactly 2:34 p.m. eastern standard time there was something big afoot. at 2:34 this afternoon in from the wings of the chamber walked the president of the senate, vice president joe biden. joe biden does not often serve in his capacity as president of the senate. but today was ditch. today joe biden had an incredibly important job to fulfill. >> do you solemnly swear to support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation free
tomorrow noon eastern, 9:00 pacific when joined by richard wolf, michael eric dyson, brian anderson and rana fa roo har. find us at facebook.com/now with alex. "andrea mitchell reports" is next. good afternoon, andrea. >> good afternoon, alex. thanks so much. coming up next on "andrea mitchell reports" republicans strike down the disabilities act. the treaty on disabilities in the senate. we'll talk to senator john kerry about why he calls it the saddest day in his senate career. plus, the fiscal cliff standoff with republican congressman tom cole and former treasury official robert alman. senator maria can'twell tackles the spike on the east coast. "andrea mitchell reports" is up next. how? they work with vmware to provide virtualization and cloud solutions tailored to a company's unique i.t. needs. so, you're my caddy. what solution would you provide for me now? well, you're 30 yards away from the green. you've got a bunker to the left of you and a bunker to the right of you. and remember, this is client golf. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick
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" and an msnbc contributor and professor michael eric dyson from georgetown university and an msnbc political analyst. ari, if i can begin with you. why not replace one comic actor with another. >> what i love what stephen colbert does, he reminds us of the many absurdityiies we matakr granted. >> well, colbert brings star power. a go p lobbyist telling roll call that demiemint will have t star power of ben affleck. is that right. is he now the ben affleck of the tea party? another insider said demint is the ceo of conservatism. >> it's hollywood for ugly people in washington. that's the old saying. >> it is. >> i think there is sort of -- it's sort of insane to me the way we've been talking about jim demint leaving the senate. for one thing this idea of him as a star. he's not a star legislator. he didn't pass any bills. >> i believe he's 0 for 35. >> exactly. so he may be a star of other things and there are people who use the senate as a platform to do sort of broader advocacy rather than legislation, but he's not a star there. he doesn't have a legislative record there. it makes perfect s
-perry, professor michael eric dyson, and dr. zinc emmanuel. until then, you can find alex on facebook.com/now with alex. andrea mitchell reports is next. good afternoon, andrea. >> good afternoon, joy. great to see you there. thanks so much. coming up here, the country wants a compromise and do the clintons have their eye on the white house again in 2016? a lot of politics. plus, america seems to hope that the clintons do take that plunge. we'll have our new northbound news-wall street journal poll coming up. also, the international consensus is growing that syria's president's days are numbered. russia now joining in. could stronger laws have prevented that gun violence in oregon? we'll talk to brady campaign president dan gross. andrea mitchell reports is next right here. gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone...but her likes 50% more cash. but i'm upping my game. do you want a candy cane? yes! do you want the puppy? yes! do you want a tricycle? yes! do you want 50 percent more cash? no! ♪ festive. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rew
" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show." i'm michael eric dyson, in for ed schultz. breaking news from washington tonight. nbc news has confirmed that the president will host a meeting with all four congressional leaders at the white house tomorrow. this could be their last chance to get something done before we go over the cliff. this is "the ed show." and as ed would say, let's get to work. >> the american people are waiting for the ball to drop. but it's not going to be a good drop. >> senator reid says we are going over the cliff. the market drops. then house republicans announce they will return to washington. congressman charlie rangel and richard wolff will sort out the late-breaking news. >>> the l.a. gun buyback say major success, but is it enough to stem the explosion of gun sales in the wake of newtown? >> i've seen huge uptick in business. our a.r.s have been sold out because people are very concerned about them becoming banned. >> los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa joins me live. >>> plus the louie gohmert plan to arm teache
contributor michael eric dyson. here from "time" magazine, and msnbc contribute somewhere managing editor of msnbc.com, richard wolffe. the congressional joint economic committee just wrapped up a hearing on the impact of going over the fiscal cliff. and two top economists had dire warnings --
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